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English school in Dublin

EC 30+

EC 30+

Study alongside other students in their thirties at our fantastic partner school just steps from the heart of Dublin! The 30+ programme was especially designed so that students over age 30 with similar interests and life experience could come together in an English class that facilitates participation and lively discussion. The building boasts 4 modern and bright classrooms on a separate floor just for 30+ students, plus a lounge, study area, library and free Wi-Fi. There’s a café right next door where you can get your tea or coffee fix, or bring your breakfast or lunch and dine in the student lounge with your peers. When class is over, you can stroll up to St Stephen’s Green, shop along Grafton Street or go for a pint in Temple Bar!

School Highlights

EC 30+
English school in Dublin
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Key points

  • Boutique “school within a school” just for 30+ students
  • Location within walking distance of the centre of Dublin
  • Free workshops including book club, CV clinic and pronunciation class
  • Classrooms equipped with modern technology like Smart TVs

School facts

Available exams:
School size:
Disabled access
Free Wifi

Student facts

Minimum age:
years old
Average age:
years old
Maximum students in class:


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ESL schools guarantee the same excellent standards for accommodation as they do for teaching. We take great pleasure in helping you find the most suitable accommodation for you.


Host family


If you want to maximise your language progress, staying with a friendly Irish host family is the perfect way to do it! You’ll essentially become another member of the family, who will welcome you into their home where you’ll have your own private room with access to a bathroom in the hallway that you’ll share with the family. You’ll be provided with bed linens and towels, and for meals, you can choose between breakfast, half board or self-catering. Your commute time to school will range from 30-75 minutes by public transport. 

Kavanagh Court residence (ages 18 and over, (only available until 24.08.24)

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Located in the vibrant centre of Dublin, this residence offers an unbeatable social atmosphere to enjoy the fun-loving culture of the city – all just a 30 minute bus ride from the school. There are single rooms with en-suite bathrooms, complete with bed linen and towels. Each room is furnished with a desk, chair, bed, clothes storage, and a nightstand. Wifi is also available for students to use. The residence features a communal kitchen that is fully equipped, along with a communal dining room, lounge, BBQ, fitness centre, rooftop terrace, games room, and vending machines. Additionally, the residence is wheelchair accessible. A cleaning service is included in the rent, but the laundry room is available for a fee. Meals are not provided, giving students the flexibility to cook for themselves.

Heyday Carman’s Hall residence (ages 18 and over, available from 20.08.2023)

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This residence is located in the historical and cultural heart of Dublin, full of rich history and a trendy atmosphere – all just a 20-minute walk from the school. Students will be placed in stylishly designed single rooms with a spacious double bed, free wifi, desk, chair and generous storage space. Students will have access to a communal dining room, a lounge for students to socialise, and a kitchen which students can use to cater for themselves. Linen is included but students will need to bring their own towels – both of which can be cleaned for a fee using the onsite laundry facilities. There is a cleaning service for the common areas but students should keep their own space clean. There are plenty of facilities to help students in both their academic and personal life, including a meeting room, multimedia room, public computers, a games room, a fitness centre, and a garden and rooftop for students to enjoy on sunny days.

LIV Dublin comfort residence (available 06.07 - 17.08.2024)

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Set in one of Dublin’s hippest areas, this modern student residence boasts sleek ensuite single bedrooms with double beds, bed linen included and free Wi-Fi. Hang out with your fellow residents while cooking a meal in the shared kitchen, watching cable TV in the comfy lounge or working out in the gym. 24/7 security and laundry facilities complete the stellar list of amenities! What’s more, with a privileged location just a few minutes from the Jameson Distillery and an easy 20-30 minutes bus ride from the school, you can enjoy all that Dublin has to offer on foot.

Why choose our accommodation

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Guaranteed Accommodation

Finding the right accommodation can be stressful. That’s why we guarantee that we’ll find the perfect housing option for you before you even land in your destination.

Convenient Transport

Our accommodation is hand-picked to make sure your journey to the classroom is as safe, reliable, and smooth as possible.

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Safer and more comfortable

All of our accommodation options are rigorously screened to ensure you know exactly what you’re getting when you make the choice to book your program.